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Gruž Harbour by night

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Gruž harbour by day

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Amfora

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Konoba-Pizzeria Blindinj

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Gruž fruit, vege & fish market 

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Outfit 1: Lack of Color Spencer boater | The Laden Showroom x I Love Friday dress |  Fossil original boyfriend chronograph watch in navy

Outfit 2: Ace of Something Aspen fedora | The Laden Showroom x I Love Friday dress |  Fossil original boyfriend chronograph watch in navy | Mischa Madison shoulder bag

Outfit 3: Lack of Color Spencer boater | Harlyn gingham babydoll dressFjallraven Kanken Backpack in sky blue

Outfit 4: Eberjey fluttered crochet dress

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Welcome to Dubrovnik! Tom & I took a flight from London to Dubrovnik and were welcomed by a burning sunset (and extremely hot evening)! We booked most of our holiday accommodation with Airbnb because 1) so much cheaper than hotels, especially in peak season when all the hotels are booked out months beforehand anyway & 2) we were really keen to live like a local and explore the unique places that you can only find when you book private rental. We booked an apartment in Gruž, a neighbourhood that was a 5-10 min bus ride from old town. I was mainly swayed by the breathtaking balcony view.. The area here is quiet, scenic and much less populated with tourists (compared to old town Dubrovnik). It’s the place where the main port is as well as the main bus station, making it an easy place to travel to and travel out of. Plus the buses to old town were extremely frequent (for us we could catch three lines – 1A, 1B & 3).

In Gruž, there’s a daily fruit, vege and fish market by the harbour where you can go and stock up on all your food supplies. For essentials, there’s a small grocery store by the name of Pemo. For eating out, there’s a heap of options. We ate at a few places around the harbour and our favourites would have to be:

1) Lobby Gourmet & Bar: this place is extremely popular with the locals and every time we walk past it’s always packed. We gave it a try and were pleasantly surprised by the friendly service, casual atmosphere and great food at reasonable prices.

2) Amfora: We were recommended Amfora by our Airbnb host – it’s also got rave reviews on TripAdvisor too. This dining spot serves Croatian cuisine including the popular cuttlefish risotto which looks unappetising but actually tastes amazing!

3) Konobas: Konobas (or ‘taverns’) are family run restaurants and are very popular places to eat at. There are a few around here and one that we tried was Konoba-Pizzeria Blindinj. It’s on the opposite side of Gruž (the walk is not too long) and is situated in a lovely location overlooking the water.

My most favourite thing about the harbour was the view. I took photos of it every day and later realised that basically every image looks the same (..) but hey, it was so so beautiful. Also, the locals here are big on growing their own fruit – you’ll see grape vines, pomegranate trees, lime trees, lemon trees, fig trees and olive trees wherever you walk, it’s so beautiful to see fruit everywhere!

Next up I’ll be taking you to Old City Dubrovnik. This is where all the tourist action happens!

Photos: Thomas Debono & I

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    frithington
    August 30, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    I spent a few days in Dubrovnik this summer too – what a fab city and you have great pictures! I was staying in the Old Town though and it looks like we had really different experiences; I was doing the proper touristy things really. I’d really recommend Lokrum Island while you’re there! I’m a newbie to the blogging game but I did do a Dubrovnik post too on thenormalsblog.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      September 1, 2015 at 6:35 AM

      that sounds amazing! i wanted to find a place in old town but struggled as we booked late. i did however do a lot of the touristy things you are probably talking about and did indeed visit lokrum! i have some posts of those coming soon :-)))

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        frithington
        September 1, 2015 at 7:46 AM

        Yeah I found it was pretty difficult to find places to stay in the Old Town, but I was just in a lil hostel ’cause I’m a classy lady with a very low budget haha! Nice, looking forward to reading those posts :)

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    mei // めい
    August 30, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Refreshing and beautiful photos! I love your outfit too :)

    Big Dreamer

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      kisforkani
      September 1, 2015 at 6:35 AM

      thanks!

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    Jacqui Miholos
    August 30, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Your photos are amazing Connie, I hope you had a great time!! :)

    http://everydayelegancebyjacqui.blogspot.com.au/

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      kisforkani
      September 1, 2015 at 6:35 AM

      thanks i did!

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    Claire Smith
    August 31, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Wow Dubrovnik looks so pretty and your photos are amazing! I would love to visit there some day <3

    Gisforgingers xx

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      kisforkani
      September 1, 2015 at 6:35 AM

      thanks you definitely should!

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    Bella B @ xoxoBella
    August 31, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Amazing photos. I have Dubrovnik on my travel wish-list.

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

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      kisforkani
      September 1, 2015 at 6:35 AM

      hope you pop by some time soon!

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    Frenchies Under The Sun
    September 1, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Nice photos!
    Love all your outfit.

    http://FRENCHIESUNDERTHESUN.BLOGSPOT.COM

    Kisses from Australia

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      kisforkani
      September 14, 2015 at 4:52 AM

      thanks :)

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    Vanessa J
    September 19, 2015 at 2:24 AM

    Love the photos!! We just came back from Croatia as well (posting blog posts soon) Wishing we stayed outside of the Old Town like you guys did!

    http://www.theupgraded.life

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